OSI Group is the top-ranking global supplier of value-added food products to the leading foodservice and retail food companies across the world. In its rank as one of the biggest privately held firms in the US, OSI avails unmatchable infrastructural and financial resources and reach. OSI has invested in these resources with the primary objective of helping its clients to source, develop and produce, and also distribute custom food solutions to any part of the world.
Among the things that make OSI one of the first rated food companies in the United States is its entrepreneurial passion as well as agility. These virtues encourage curiosity and good work ethic when it comes to customer collaborations. The company allows its customers and prospects the opportunity to obtain fresh and innovative ways of delivering fresh food solutions and bring their ideas to life. OSI basis its operations on several core values namely integrity, teamwork, building mutually beneficial relationships, continuous improvement, innovative solutions and doing what is best for the company. OSI offers to its customers customised food solutions, trustworthy and efficient supply chain expertise, innovative R&D facilities, unbeatable food quality and safety practices as well as commitment to sustainability throughout its extensive network.
Just recently, OSI Group acquired Baho Food – a Dutch manufacturing firm that serves foodservice and retail segments. Baho Food has been providing convenience foods, as well as deli meats and snacks. The financial details of the acquisition remained hidden. While commenting about the purchase, the president, and CEO of OSI, David G. McDonald said that the addition would give the Group increased presence in Europe. David noted that Baho Food’s product portfolio complements that of OSI as far as its present processing potential is concerned. According to the CEO, the product portfolio of Baho Food will also go a long way in expanding OSI’s abilities to meet the dynamic needs of its customers.
Baho Food has five subsidiaries that have processing plants in the Netherlands and Germany. The five subsidiaries include Vital Convenience, Gelderland Frischwaren, Bakx Foods, Henri van de Bilt and Q Smart Life. These companies have customers in 18 European nations. John Balvers, the MD of Baho Food, and his management team will remain part of the business. They are expected to work together with executives of OSI Group in the development of a growth strategy for the newly combined firms. John Balvers expressed his excitement about being part of the larger OSI Group citing confidence in the excellent relationships that OSI has with its customers and suppliers. Mr. Balvers said that the combined strengths of the two firms would improve their abilities to support their customers to realize their strategy, besides offering them a more comprehensive product portfolio.
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